1:30 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

Past Event

Challenging Corruption in Judicial Systems

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Judicial corruption has powerful and damaging repercussions on development, limiting the ability of individuals, businesses and countries to grow, and threatening basic rights such as access to justice and the right to a fair trial. How does judicial corruption manifest itself, what remedies exist for corruption-tainted systems, and what are the roles of different stakeholders?

On June 6, the Wolfensohn Center for Development at the Brookings Institution and Transparency International-USA hosted a discussion on Transparency International’s 2007 Global Corruption Report. The report brings together work by notable scholars, judges, and civil society activists from around the world. Panelists discussed the report’s findings, why and where corruption mars judicial processes and what can be done. Experts included: Aryeh Neier, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Eduardo Bertoni, Philip Bond, and Noel Hillman. After the program, panelists took audience questions.

Welcome and Introductions:

Johannes F. Linn
Executive Director, Wolfensohn Center, Brookings Global Economy and Development

Nancy Boswell
President and Chief Executive Officer, Transparency International-USA

David de Ferranti
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Brookings Global Economy and Development


Aryeh Neier
President, Open Society Institute;
Former Director, Human Rights Watch


Susan Rose-Ackerman
Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School and Department of Political Science

Eduardo Bertoni
Executive Director, Due Process of Law Foundation

Honorable Noel Hillman
United States District Judge, District of New Jersey

Philip Bond
Assistant Professor of Finance, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania